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Old 10-16-2016, 07:23 PM
 
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....native to America or are they descendants of pets? If the latter, how come these fish have no color.

I am talking about those very small fish everywhere and they look basically like this, but smaller:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Endl...5Mr_fl8W2SM%3A
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:18 PM
 
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Some may be Endler's Livebearers released from captivity, but I bet most are actually native small fish species. North America actually has quite a diversity of small, minnow-like species, and unless you're a professional icthyologist, they all look very similar.
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:46 PM
 
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Some may be Endler's Livebearers released from captivity, but I bet most are actually native small fish species. North America actually has quite a diversity of small, minnow-like species, and unless you're a professional icthyologist, they all look very similar.
Are you saying that there is a very good chance that if you catch some of these fish and put them in an aquarium, few weeks from now, they are the same size as they are when they were caught?
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:09 PM
 
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Are you saying that there is a very good chance that if you catch some of these fish and put them in an aquarium, few weeks from now, they are the same size as they are when they were caught?
Depends on their species, and where they are in their lifecycle. But yes, we do have quite a few native fish that stay small and are sized right for home aquariums. Most of them aren't very pretty, though.
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:49 PM
 
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I found out what they are. They are mosquito fish.
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